Read more about visits to organizations during the construction of this site. To learn more about the process behind the creation of this project, read the full process blog.


578124_291028991028575_1194141543_nThis past weekend I had a friend staying with me, and she really wanted to go watch the Southern Pines Horse Trials.  It wasn’t too far out of our way on our trip to Linden, but we’d have to get up extra early.  Who am I kidding though, I love going to watch anything horse related as much as I love participating, and we’d get to see some of Smartpak’s sponsored riders (Kaitlyn works for Smartpak).


imagesToday I had a phone conversation with Daryl Tropea, the local representative from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.  She is an experienced horsewoman and is the equine representative for the southeast.  I wanted to share a little more about the process of getting verified and why a GFAS verification might be relevant.


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While I knew going into it that this would be a busy week, I ended up being glad that my trip to Asheville was cancelled on Wednesday.  It gave me time to get caught up on everything I needed to do, and prep for the weekend.


IMG_7442Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: EAP uses horses to promote emotional growth using the patterns of horses to help participants better understand their own lives.

Equine Assisted Learning: This is a hybrid between EAP and natural horsemanship that follows the same goals of facilitating emotional development in participants.

Rescue: Rescue organizations address the issue of abuse, starvation and neglect, and find new adoptive homes for the horses.

Preservation: The two organizations whose missions are to protect the wild horses of North Carolina’s coast.

Therapeutic Riding: These organizations aim to positively contribute to cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of people with disabilities.

Racehorse Rehoming: Rehoming organizations receive former racehorses directly from the track, provide retraining, and find them new adoptive homes.


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